Film Night ~

Hello Peoples! It was HOT on Friday! So, us girls got together on Friday evening and watched a classic movie. Popcorn was made. We sat in a comfy place and decided on a film. We had several to choose from, but after some deliberation, we decided the film to see was, Barefoot In The Park (1967). The movie stars, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Mildred Natwick and Charles Boyer. If you haven’t seen this fun film, it’s about a newlywed couple ~ probably their first two weeks of marriage.

‘Barefoot In The Park’ (1967)

ENJOY!

Classic Movie Friday!

1943: Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn and Joel McCrea in The More the Merrier

The More the Merrier (1943)

Jean Arthur   Joel McCrea   Charles Coburn

Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur) has an apartment with an extra bedroom. As a result of the war, there is a housing shortage, so, Connie decides to rent the extra bedroom to a woman in a patriotic attempt to help with this shortage of homes. Against her better judgment, she rents the room to Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn). At first, unknowing to Connie, he rents half of his room to Joe Carter (Joel McCrea). Mr. Dingle then begins to do some matchmaking with Connie and Joe.

I have watched two movies with Charles Coburn and I enjoy this actor. In the two movies I’ve seen, he portrays a big-hearted, kindly man who has the best intentions. He’s a wonderful actor.

Jean Arthur is fast becoming one of my favorite actresses. She is so cute. She has a high squeaky voice ~ which is adorable and she’s a good actress. I like her.

Joel McCrea is somewhat new to me, but I did enjoy him in this film. This is a sweet, fun romantic comedy. I liked it.

Enjoy!

Ramblings And What Not ~ The Good Ole’ Summer Time

Hello Peoples. As many of you know, I walk everywhere! I am a walker! That’s right. However, on this particular day, because it was raining and I had a few errands to take care of, I drove to the bakery. I ordered a hot chocolate and sat down to read. When I looked  up, a man who looked like Uncle Fester from the classic TV show, The Addams Family, was sitting at the table next to me! I looked again and sure enough, there was Uncle Fester. I laughed. I didn’t want to stare, but it was hard not to stare.  🙂

Jackie Coogan, Uncle Fester, The Addams Family, 1960s Jackie Coogan was born on October 26, 1914, in Los Angeles, California. He was one of ...

Favorite Word ~

folderol

Favorite Book In June ~

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Called To Protect by Lynette Eason

Rick feeds the squirrels, rabbits and birds that visit our backyard. I think our backyard is a wilderness area!  🙂  There is a brown mommy bird who lives in a nest she built in the downspout attached to our house. She cared for her eggs and they hatched. They were hungry critters and she fed and cared for them diligently. She is a great mother. Now the baby birds have fled the nest, but she is still caring for them. She’s teaching them to feed themselves. They are doing well and it shouldn’t be to much longer until they are on their own. I am so impressed with the mommy. She’s patient and faithful to the task given her. I’ve really enjoyed watching her and her babies. And! We have a robin’s nest in the tree in our front yard. The mommy is still caring for her offspring in that nest.

Your favorites at the cottage in June ~

Giveaway Time ~ June 25, 2019

Death In the Kew by Jennifer Ashley ~ June 4, 2019

The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle ~ June 7, 2019

Classic Movie Friday, Bus Stop (1956) ~ June 7, 2019

Much Love ~

Kathy

 

 

Giveaway Time!

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Hello Peoples! Berkley Prime Crime is giving away one copy of Booking the Crook by Laurie Cass. If you are interested in winning this book, just leave a comment below, informing me you would like to be entered in the drawing.  🙂  The winner will be announced on this blog, along with my review of the book, Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

This giveaway is for U.S.A. residents only. You must have a valid U.S.A. address to win.

Don’t be shy.  🙂

Happy Reading!

Classic Movie Friday!

Jane Powell and Howard Keel in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

Howard Keel   Jane Powell

Well! If this isn’t a frolicking fun film full of singing and dancing! LOL!

Adam Pontipee (Howard Keel) travels to town from his backwoods home trying to find a wife. He discovers Milly (Jane Powell), convinces her to marry him and the newlyweds return to his cabin in the wilds. Little does she know Adam has six brothers waiting for his return from town.

I actually liked the cabin. It was a mess because seven wild men lived in it, but it was a good cabin. In the winter, a photo of the cabin would have made a great Christmas card.  🙂  Anyway, I digress. When Milly meets the savages *haha* she sets out to teach them to be gentlemen. Well . . . as much as these wild men can be gentlemen. Each one of the six brothers are determined to acquire a wife of his own. The men, I think Adam was the brains behind the plan, kidnap six women from the town and take off in a horse pulled wagon to their cabin. Well! the men of the town chase after the brothers to get the women back. As my neighbor was known to say, never in all my born days! 

There were some hilarious moments in this film. I laughed so hard. This film is certainly worth watching. Highly recommend!

Called To Protect by Lynette Eason

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Called to Protect by Lynette Eason is the second book in the Bue Justice Series.

Chloe St. John has an interesting partner to work with. His name is Hank! He’s a well-trained, amazing dog. I love that dog. He’s now my favorite fictional dog! I want Hank to live with me!  🙂  When Chloe and Hank are asked to assist with a horrible automobile accident, Chloe finds herself and Hank involved in the investigation of human trafficking.

US Marshall Blake MacCallum’s daughter has been abducted. He will never see her alive again if he doesn’t kill the judge he’s protecting.

Time is of the essence as Chloe, Hank and Blake work together to find Blake’s daughter.

This book grabbed my attention and held it! The writing moves along quickly. There were times I sucked in my breath as I read. It was difficult to put down. This is considered romantic suspense, however, it’s heavy with suspense and light on the romance. The descriptions of the victims and the conditions they live in are clear without being excessively graphic. I think, with the exception of the CIA and Secret Service, every law enforcement agency in the United States was involved in this case!

Hank is a courageous dog! There were times I held my breath as I read the story. I thought Hank was going to get shot. Chloe is a great partner for Hank. The two of them certainly get the job done! And! Chloe has a fun and supportive family.

I highly recommend this book! 5 ***** K-9 stars!  🙂

Looking forward to the next book in this series.

 

It’s Summer!

Hello Peoples! Yesterday I walked to the bakery and enjoyed icy tea and a book. I’m reading Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton. I’m in the Alphabet Soup Challenge and this book fulfills the requirement for the letter Q. The mystery is an interesting eighteen year old cold case.

Yesterday was sunny and warm. After I left the bakery, I walked to the new Tea and Spice Shop. What a fun shop! I walked in the door and was surprised to see, we know the family who owns the business! I laughed. I talked to him and his daughter. I didn’t get a chance to talk to his wife. She was busy helping other customers. It’s a good business. It’s a great combination of rustic meets contemporary. I bought loose leaf Darjeeling tea and it is excellent. I’m enjoying a cup right now. While I was perusing, Rick sent me a text and I met him on the sidewalk. We had lunch together at a café. It was delicious. I had a grilled gouda cheese sandwich and a salad. Rick enjoyed a hot turkey and provolone sandwich and a salad.

The flowers and veggies in our backyard are doing great. My raspberry bush has so many flowers on it.  🙂

We have two of these bushes in our backyard. I don’t know what they are, but they bloom in June and they attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. And the scent is so sweet.

Favorite Word ~

scuttlebutt

Much love ~

Kathy

Classic Movie Friday!

Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Cary Grant in "The Philadelphia Story" 1940 MGM

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Katherine Helburn   Cary Grant   James Stewart   Ruth Hussey

John Howard   Virginia Weidler   Roland Young

Well! If this isn’t the craziest story! Allow me to get my thoughts in order.

Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) was married to Tracy Lord (Katherine Hepburn). They divorced.

Two years later ~ Tracy Lord is engaged and going to marry George Kittredge (John Howard). The day before the wedding, quite unexpectedly, Dexter, Macaulay Connor (James Stewart) and Elizabeth Imbrie (Ruth Hussey) suddenly appear at Tracy’s home. Macaulay and Elizabeth are reporters and are there to get a story and photos! Dexter is there because he’s Dexter.

This is certainly a pre-wedding fiasco which seems to turn out all right in the end. The end being, moments before the couple exchange nuptials.

To be honest *ahem* I didn’t really like this movie! *gasp* I was surprised I didn’t like it. Katherine Hepburn is one of my favorite classic film actresses. James Stewart and Ruth Hussey are also favorites. And! Cary Grant! Well! He’s Cary Grant. So, you might ask, why didn’t you like this film? Thank-you for asking. I didn’t like the story. I thought there were several characters in the film who were very hard on Tracy Lord, Katherine Hepburn’s character. At times Dexter, Cary Grant’s character came on to strong. He was a little scary. I don’t want to create a spoiler but, one of the characters was left alone at the end of the film. That was sad. I didn’t have a good feeling in the end. I probably need to watch it again.

According to IMDB it’s number 42 on the list of Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.     https://www.imdb.com/list/ls055592025/

Have you seen The Philadelphia Story (1940)? Did you like it?

Enjoy!

 

 

Revell Summer Reading Book Tag

Hello Peoples. I haven’t participated in a tag for awhile, so, when I saw this book tag at Gina’s blog, I decided to participate. Skedaddle on over and check out her blog!  🙂

https://storiesbygina.wordpress.com/2019/06/11/revell-summer-reading-book-tag/

The theme of this tag is summery books. Just copy the questions and add your own books on your blog and social media. Feel free to participate. I’d like to see you join in the fun.

I don’t know if all the books need to be published by Revell??? Mine won’t be.  🙂

Here it is! The Revell Summer Reading Book Tag!

A Book That Takes Place During The Summer ~

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Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost by Iain Reading

I think Florida is a good place for a summer mystery!  🙂

A Book That Reminds You Of Summer ~

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No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker

Oh my word! Icy tea and the beach! This book definitely reminds me of summer.

A Book With A Sun On the Cover

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Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon

A Book With A Beach On The Cover ~

 

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Driftwood Bay by Irene Hannon

A Book That Brightens Your Day ~

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Lending A Paw by Laurie Cass

A Book That’s Refreshing ~

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Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

A Book With Summer In The Title ~

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Firefly Summer by Nan Rossiter

Everyone is tagged!

Much love ~

Kathy

 

Ramblings And What Not ~

Hello Peoples! We went to the Renaissance Festival Sunday. It was smaller this year and there were fewer visitors to the event. It was so cold, but we did have a good time. We watched the jousting and the knights fighting. I like the music. It’s always fun. We go every year and Rick always enjoys a turkey leg. I had some nachos and an icy tea. I was so surprised the tea was good! I expected it to taste horrible but it was actually very good. I think a tea drinker might have steeped it.  🙂

This morning I walked downtown and enjoyed a hot dark chocolate at the bakery. The bakery is my favorite place, away from home, to sit and read. I can sit there for hours and read.

There’s a photo of my hot chocolate and the book I’m reading right now ~ Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.

A few days ago, I was downtown. Sitting at a picnic table outside a café, was a man and his little daughter. I think she was probably in the first or second grade. Dad was playing the ukulele and they were both singing! I stood there for a few minutes enjoying the music. Eventually, they packed up and went on their way. It was a fun moment.  🙂

Favorite Word ~

chockablock

Have a great week!

Much love ~

Kathy